Dr Zhan Yuin Ong


•    Jun 2016 - present : University Academic Fellow (Assistant Professor) in Health Engineering, School of Physics and Astronomy and Leeds Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
•    May 2014 - May 2016: Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow, Imperial College London, UK
•    Mar 2012 - May 2014 : Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, A*STAR, Singapore 
•    Aug 2007 - Mar 2012 : PhD in Pharmaceutical Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Research interests

My research focuses on the design and development of well-defined and biocompatible nanomaterials for healthcare applications. By adopting a highly interdisciplinary approach, combining aspects of physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, and medicine, we hope to formulate nanoparticle-mediated solutions to address unmet needs in medicine. To this end, the laboratory is developing novel strategies to obtain well-characterised multifunctional inorganic nanoparticles and inorganic-organic hybrid nanomaterials, and evaluating their safety and efficacy for targeted drug delivery and photothermal therapy in cancer and infectious disease applications.

Research groups and institutes

  • Molecular and Nanoscale Physics

Postgraduate research opportunities

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